DYSART — PASSANITA – Anna, 92, Dysart, died March 27, 2014. Born Jan. 25, 1922, in Dysart, daughter of the late Salvatore and Josephine (Munson) Passanita. Preceded in death by brother, James L. “Buster”; and nephews, Jerry and Denny Eckenrode. Survived by sister, Mary Louise Eckenerode, and brother, Pat, both of Dysart; nieces, Marilyn Passanita and Gerianne Eckenrode, Ebensburg; nephews, Gary Eckenrode, Lewes, Del.; and Randy (Anne Salony) Passanita, Ebensburg; godchild, Greg Shingle, Dysart; and several great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews. Though she had no children of her own, she was “Aunt Ann” to three generations. Her deep faith was lived in ways small and large of caring for others because her “family” also included a multitude of friends and neighbors. Ann’s possessions, like her heart, were freely given. She had the gift of hospitality. No one left her home without a token of her affection, from a gift of food to a lightening of spirit from sharing time with her or maybe dancing a polka! Through the tears of our mourning, we rejoice and give thanks for the times we shared with Ann. She worked at Sylvania, Altoona, for 43 years and retired in 1987. She was a longtime Democratic committeewoman of Cambria County. Member of Altar Rosary Society and St. Thomas Catholic Church, Ashville, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, the Rev. Sean Code, celebrant. Committal, St. Thomas Cemetery. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Gibbons Funeral Home, Ashville, where vigil service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Ashville Volunteer Fire Company in Anna’s memory.
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Jeffery Lynn Flick
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Elizabeth J. Knapik
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Stanley J. Pinkas
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TEKLINSKY – Norbert J. “Tick,” 82, Windber, passed away July 19, 2014, following a courageous 17-year battle with cancer.
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